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Foreign and International

Access to databases licensed by the VLS library for educational use for both on and off campus users. Off campus users will be prompted to log into the databases with VLS username and password.

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report
Coverage from 1996 – present. Published weekly. Scope includes federal, state, and international coverage of competition and deceptive trade practices law.

China Law (English)
China Law (Chinese)
Access to English-language versions of Laws & Regulations and Cases databases as well as our Legal News and Legal Forum databases. The Gazettes and Law Journals databases allow you to view the complete table of contents of the official gazettes of various government entities as well as a variety of Chinese legal journals.

Columbia International Affairs Online
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

EcoAméricas covers development and the environment in Latin America for an international audience of businesses, NGOs and public agencies.

Foreign Law Guide
Provides an overview of each nation’s legal system and legal publications. This is an electronic version of Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World.

Foreign Relations of the United States (HeinOnline)
The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The series, produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian, comprises more than 350 volumes of resourceful historical information. The series began in 1861 during Abraham Lincoln's administration and continues through the administration of Richard Nixon in 1975. The Foreign Relations volumes contain documents from various Presidential libraries, the Department of State and Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals provides access to legal literature worldwide, covering all forms of foreign (non-Anglo-American) law. This includes comparative law and legal systems, such as Islamic law; socialist law; public and private international law; and transnational commercial law. The data is not limited by country of publication, but rather type of publication. Thus, while publications concerning British and American law are not included, British and American publications concerning foreign law are included.

Trade Law Guide
TradeLawGuide (TLG) contains groundbreaking tools for researching questions of World Trade Organization (WTO) law. These tools are designed to facilitate fast, comprehensive and methodical research procedures. TLG uses a proprietary software that permits users to rapidly review thousands of pages of documents and be directed to pinpoint references to answer research inquiries. Time-consuming searches can now be conducted systematically and quickly, allowing researchers to research WTO law at a level of detail never before available.

UN Treaty and International Agreements
Under Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations, "Every treaty and every international agreement entered into by any Member of the United Nations after the present Charter comes into force shall as soon as possible be registered with the Secretariat and published by it.” This Collection contains: UN Treaty Series (UNTS), Text of Recently Deposited Multilateral Treaties, Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with Secretary General, and Other UN Treaty Documents.

The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by the following Legal Information Institutes and other organisations.

*These databases are licensed by the VLS library for educational use by members of the VLS community. Any problems with access should be brought to the attention of the Electronic Resources and Technology Librarian